Palliative Care

Clinical tools

Helpful Palliative Care Clinical Tools for Practice

First Nations Discharge Tools

Checklist for Discharge of First Nations Patients Returning to Home Communities

Guidelines for Discharge Planning for First Nations Patients Returning to Home Community for Palliative Care

The Palliative Performance Scale
The PPS is designed to allow health care professionals to measure performance status at the end-of-life based on five objective indicators.

Palliative Performance Scale

The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System
ESAS is designed to help health care professionals assess common symptoms at the end of life. The ESAS elicits the patient’s subjective perception using a numerical scale.

Edmonton Symptom Assessment System

Pain Clinical Practice Guideline
The Pain CPG is a tool that is being implemented throughout the WRHA to promote evidence-based pain assessment, management and education.

Pain Assessment and Management Clinical Practice Guideline

Canadian Virtual Hospice’s Tools for Practice

Using Methadone to Treat Pain

Palliative Resource Materials

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